Mexico City crew BLDSMX are in our premiere spotlight today as we present a cut from their forthcoming ArmadaSounds 001 compilation LP! Rainforest brings the deep, jungle-tinged vibes on the appropriately named Duality; love the breakwork and the rhythms on this one. Look for the LP coming Oct 2nd with a whole host of bassy goodness across the 170 spectrum…
I’m excited to have recently stumbled upon Nebula, whose works capture the magic of the 90’s drum & bass sound to an exceptional degree. While there are many amazing songs to choose from in Nebula’s repertoire, Chords of Sorrow, released on Subtle Audio Recordings in 2008, is a beauty.
Drumfunk panache is provided here on a silver platter, and so elegantly at that; glossy harmonies wind around wispy choir tones that eventually swell into a poignant choral crescendo. Nebula paints us a picture of dreamlike ambience brushed with strokes of melancholy – all animated by dynamic, adeptly arranged drum patterns. Enjoy the dive into this deep vibe, and if you’re enjoying it you can grab the digital re-release direct here.
Written by Luke Kessler
We’re relaunching our dormant Get To Know series this month and first in the spotlight is London imprint Inperspective Records! Label boss Chris has turned a few heads recently via his outspoken criticism of Hospital Records, and the recent launch of the Black Junglist Alliance, but his roots in the scene run far deeper than the last few months – for twenty years now Inperspective has provided a top-class selection of jungle and drumfunk leaning sounds. Read on for a look through our favourites from the label archive.
Conrad Subs returns with the second release for his new ‘Deep Pan’ imprint and this one is a proper percussion workout. Metallic snare tones, chopped amen interludes and an earworming hook make for a deadly combo; wicked work from a prolific producer! Look for this one landing July 30th at all the usual stores.
Russian producer limit lands in the premiere spotlight today with a slice of drumfunk. Channelling the largely forgotten sound of mid-2000s choppage pioneered by the likes of DJ Trax and Paradox, this one is all about the breaks…check it out and hit up the label Bandcamp to grab a copy from Nov 21st.
Hathor is the latest to land on Lossless Music’s Exkursions sub label and we’ve got the premiere of EP title track Lurker for you today. Teaming up with Sotus in the studio, the duo crafted a fine slice of dark breakbeat exploration…channelling the jungle sound for 2019. Hit up the label Bandcamp to grab this one right now, with full release following from Sep 13th.
Lost Recordings are back with a fresh solo EP from Modu, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of title track Lost in Alaska. Opening up with sweeping sound design and threatening bass hits, the track drops into a dangerous tech workout driven by a helter skelter assault of switching drum hits…serious percussive precision. Watch out for the ultra chilled bridge before the second drop…the EP drops July 26th!
Straight Up Breakbeat are an imprint that live up to their name in a big way; if you’re keen on the modern rejuvenation of the classic jungle sound then these guys have you covered. Our latest exclusive is the lead track on Finish break wizard Esc’s forthcoming EP for the label and it’s a sublime mix of deep melodic echoes and frenetic drum programming…fans of Fanu, Sully and DJ Trax should be all over this. The EP drops on vinyl and digital July 5th…get to know!
Experimental, synth driven vibes on today’s premiere as Primate drops a top new EP for VALE. Rich melodies, warm bass and ultra detailed drum work remeniscent of some of Reso’s drumfunk inspired programming…this is definitely not your run of the mill 2-step beat. Look for this coming May 6th at Bandcamp!
Bay 6 drop a stunning new LP from Karma Kingdom at the end of the week, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of sublime drumfunk workout I’ll Be Waiting. Blending soft strings and melancholy piano with a frenetic breakbeat assault reminiscent of the work of producers like Paradox & DJ Trax, this one is a masterwork in percussive precision; future jazz at 170 beats per minute. Look out for the LP coming Dec 7th at all good digital stores!